Patient Resources

We start by getting to know you, your specific goals, challenges, and concerns. If you need assistance pinpointing your goals, we can help. Then we customize a plan that works for you, and give you the tools and strategies to succeed. 

We collaborate with your primary care physician and other specialists so that everyone is on the same page regarding your care. To help ensure your long-term success, we provide ongoing guidance including:

  • Nutrition support: one and one and in group format
  • Medical follow-ups
  • Support groups

We’re excited to partner with you on your weight loss journey. Whether you’re researching options or you’re a longtime patient of the clinic, get the resources you need.

Save time by filling out the Patient History Information before your visit. If you’re looking for a Food Journal Worksheet, download it below. 


We want weight management to be affordable for everyone. We work with you and your insurance plan to understand your weight loss benefits.


For those who are paying by cash or credit card, we offer self-pay packages.


If you don’t have weight loss surgery benefits, you can apply for financing through Ally Lending. Please note that a social security number is required when applying for financing. If approved, your financing offer is valid for 30 days, though it may take several weeks to get your initial appointment with us.

People from around the world come to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, for some of the most sophisticated specialty procedures.

We’ve created a streamlined surgery plan for our international patients. Before your arrival, we work directly with you and your referring medical team. We identify the appropriate surgery option and develop an individualized care plan based on your specific needs, health and lifestyle.

You can have your surgery as soon as six to eight weeks from the time of your initial visit, depending on your medical conditions and pre-surgery clearance requirements. The appointment takes approximately four hours and includes:

  • All vitals, weigh-in, body composition, BMI, EKG and first photo
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Diet and nutrition group education and evaluation
  • Meeting with a medical provider to review patient history and information
  • Meeting with a surgeon to discuss surgical options
  • Meeting with an assigned nurse care coordinator to review pre-surgery clearance testing requirements
  • Meeting with clinic administrator to discuss costs

We offer competitive bundled prices, which includes a preliminary review of your records, all pre- and post-surgery diet and nutrition education, pre- and post-surgery evaluation, initial visits, psychological evaluation, surgery, anesthesia, professional and facility fees, and one year of follow-up care. Fees are based on the complexity of your surgery and duration of your hospital stay.

All fees must be paid in full two weeks prior to surgery. Swedish accepts cash, money order and credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa). We’ll also manage payment to all parties with a single payment from you.

Please note that travel, food, lodging and incidental expenses are your responsibility.

Building a network of support is critical to your ongoing weight loss success.  Please inquire about virtual meetings with your healthcare provider.